A prize of £250 is awarded each year for the published research paper by a UK based author most likely to result in improved treatment or public awareness of tinnitus. The Marie & Jack Shapiro Prize is intended to encourage researchers, public communicators and others to develop an interest in tinnitus and to recognise their efforts.


This prestigious award is presented each year at the BTA Annual Conference. Material is considered each summer by our Professional Advisers Committee which then advises the BTA Council of Management.

There is encouraging evidence that tinnitus related research appears to be undergoing a resurgence in the UK, with record numbers of papers being shortlisted.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0114 250 9933 or [email protected]

Please note: We do not accept nominations for the award. Papers are shortlisted following a literature search of published material in the relevant calendar year and we use this as the basis for nominations.